jQuery vs Prototype - part II

Recently, new versions of jQuery and Prototype have been released – it’s a perfect moment for a part number 2. On the official Prototype blog we can read that the general performance of CSS selectors is now improved, unfortunately only for Safari 3, but Element#up/#down/#next/#previous should now be faster on all browsers, it’s a good news as they were really slow. On the other hand we have jQuery official announcement with information that jQuery is now 300% faster – we’ll see!...

February 3, 2008 · 3 min · Piotr Solnica

jQuery vs Prototype - part I

Prototype 1.6.0 was released to the public 4 days ago, at first I decided to check its performance and new features in comparison to the previous version, but being interested in other JavaScript libraries, I’ve changed my mind. Lets see how you can accomplish same tasks with the latest Prototype and jQuery libraries and simply see which one is faster. In this part I’m going to show the results of running single operations, in next part(s) I will prepare a sample website and write more complex test cases and, again, check how fast jQuery and Prototype can be (or how slow…)....

November 11, 2007 · 4 min · Piotr Solnica